Every weekday on Marketplace, Kai Ryssdal hosts a lively and unexpected exploration of the day’s business and economic news from Wall Street to your wallet.
There's a new consumer holiday and it comes with free shipping; how women that are CFOs barely out-earn their male colleagues; and the holidays brought to you by...fruitcake.
The U.N. makes a historical move to combat ISIS through finance; how solar and wind power will benefit from the omnibus deal; and why banks don't want your money.
A whole episode dedicated to the Federal Reserve interest rate hike. We look at mechanics of how the Fed will raise interest; how the hike will affect businesses; and whether it will affect you.
An interview with former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers about the upcoming interest rate hike; how the LAUSD shutdown affected parents' work days; and the effort to restore ties between U.S. and Cuba baseball programs.
A look deep into the Porter Ranch gas leak as it approaches its eighth week of spewing methane; why China can't seem to make a good ball point pen; and what exactly is a junk bond? Marketplace explains.
Why UPS may fall behind on shipping this holiday season; after 51 years as a Christmas special, Rudolph the reindeer still shines; and a look back on this week in business and finance.